The FA Cup final comes up on Saturday 30th May at Wembley. This year’s showpiece finale to the English season has been falsely pigeonholed already a couple of times during the season.
When Steven Gerrard announced his decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season, the fact the cup final happened to be on the occasion of the Reds legend’s 35th birthday had many subscribing to the theory it was “simply meant to be” for the Anfield men.
With just three games remaining in the 2014/2015 Championship season, the race for the top two is set to go down to the wire in what has developed into the more dramatic and closest ever finish in league history.
No fewer than four teams have a realistic chance of securing their place in the Premier League, with just two points separating first from fourth in a wonderful climax which could be decided on who holds their nerve and does not slip up in their remaining fixture.
Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal feels that he is not in a position to be able to drop midfielder Marouane Fellaini back to the bench. The Belgian international was heavily criticised in his first season after a £ 27 million move from Everton. He was seen as the pet signing of former manager David Moyes, whose early exit with a year of appointment later led to the criticism following uponFellaini.
As Darren Fletcher’s career with Manchester United progressed, the Scottish midfielder was getting fewer and fewer playing time in Old Trafford. In the previous 3 seasons of Darren Fletcher, he was able to get less than 30 appearances and the player eventually decided to continue his career by making a move to another club where his chances on getting into the main team are higher.
On February of 2015, Fletcher signed for West Bromwich Albion on a free transfer and has even turned into the captain of the Premier League club.
If someone gave you a bag full of cash and told you place it on the team most likely to claim the Premier League title this season, the obvious answer would be Chelsea.
Currently priced as odds-on favourites with virtually every online bookmaker, the Blues certainly have the upper hand on paper. But is there any value out there if Chelsea falter at the final furlong having drawn with Southampton last weekend?
Former Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit believes that his compatriot, Louis Van Gaal, should have immediately signed Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummelsin the summer.
It’s Harry Kane who is receiving most of the plaudits for Tottenham Hotspur’s current situation in the Premier League and the young man deserves that, but, the Spurs fans must not forget the influence of the manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The Argentinean has been the key man behind this turnaround at White Hart Lane.
There were rumours circling around at the start of his tenure that his training methods were not being particularly liked by some of the Tottenham players. But, that did not affect Pochettino. He knew what he was doing and which way he wanted the Spurs to play.
One of Louis van Gaal’s latest accomplishments that he achieved as the head coach of Manchester United is that he managed to guide the team on their journey of securing 6 consecutive Premier League triumphs which is a huge accomplishment for a club that was struggling so much not too long ago.
Three of the four Premier League teams who embarked on their European quest have made it to the last 16 of the Champions League but who, if any, will be will be crowned champions of the continent this season?
It was almost a perfect four out of four for England’s representatives in this prestigious competition but Liverpool failed to beat Swiss champions Basel at Anfield in their last group game.
In the last few weeks Southampton have endured a depressing slide down the Premier League table, going from Champions League contenders in early November to Europa League hopefuls ahead of the Christmas period.
After five games without a win in the league, including four straight defeats, Tuesday's Capital One Cup quarter-final against Sheffield United should have provided a welcome relief. But it ended in further heartbreak for the Saints fans.